Elizabethan Age By Zareth Becerra

Thesis: The Elizabethan Age was a period of time where writing, playwrights, and many other things flourished. It was a golden age ruled by a strong women, Queen Elizabeth.

QUOTE: "ENGLISH LITERATURE FLOWERED DURING THE ELIZABETHAN AGE, WITH THE WORK OF SUCH WRITERS AS FRANCIS BACON, BEN JONSON, CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE, EDMUND SPENSER, AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE." "Elizabethan Age." World Book Advanced , Jake Bumgardner, 30 Nov. 2016, Bumgardner, Jake. "Elizabethan Age." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.PARAPHRASE: WHILE SOME THINGS SUCH AS CLOTHES AND RELIGION WEREN'T SO POPULAR WRITING WAS.THE ELIZABETHAN AGE WAS A TIME WHERE WRITING FLOURISHED AND SO DID MANY WRITERS.
Quote: "Through rhythmic, rhymed language, both groups express the frustrations and joys of love: falling in love, heartbreak, jealousy, love triangles. The courtly lover dealt with all these delights and sorrows in a rather stylized way, modeling on continental poets and often translating." "Elizabethan Age." World Book Advanced , Jake Bumgardner, 30 Nov. 2016, Bumgardner, Jake. "Elizabethan Age." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.Paraphrase: English in the Elizabethan Era and English today are very different in regards to how they are styled. But the topics that are written today are the same as the topics written about in the Elizabethan time. Love is something still relevant in our lives and will continue to be written about as long as there is love in our lives.
Monarchy Quote: "Whether it is in passing allusions to Elizabeth (such as we find in A Midsummer Night's Dream ), engagements with James' intellectual interests (the use of witchcraft in Macbeth , for example), or displaced and buried consideration of contemporary royal politics (as many have found in Julius Caesar ),Shakespeare's plays are infused more with the presence of the monarchs of his lifetime, about which he could not openly write, than with those of former English rulers.""How to Write about Shakespeare: An Overview." Bloom's Literature , Gleed, Paul. "How to Write about Shakespeare: An Overview." Bloom, Paraphrase: Shakespeare wrote some parts of his plays about the monarchy, such as Queen Elizabeth. Because he could not openly say what he thought of the monarchy he incorporate his thoughts into his work.
Morality Plays Quote: "Morality plays were allegories (stories that represent abstract ideas or principles as characters, figures, or events) that depicted a struggle between the forces of good and evil.They added farce (comedy that presents absurd characters and scenes in order to make the audience laugh) or current political events, thinly disguised in order to avoid trouble with the authorities." edited by Sonia G. Benson and Jennifer York Stock. Paraphrase: Writing or plays in this era is similar to entertainment today. Plays included humor, current events, and good v.s evil. Although many of the events that occurred in the Elizabethan Era were very different to current events now, we still use a lot of the same ideas in our entertainment as writers did in that period.
Plays and PlaywrightsQuote: "By the late sixteenth century the theater companies produced new plays on an almost daily basis; by one estimate, at least fifteen hundred plays were produced during the Elizabethan Era.Becoming a professional playwright was suddenly an acceptable way for educated young men to earn a living."edited by Sonia G. Benson and Jennifer York Stock Paraphrase: As plays started to get more popular playwrights became more in demand and a career option for men to make a living. There were many play written and performed during the Elizabethan Era.
Queen Elizabeth Quote: "Elizabethan Age was a period of English history during the reign of Queen Elizabeth , from 1558 to 1603.The Elizabethan Age is sometimes called the Golden Age , because it was a time of great achievement in England .S he achieved a religious settlement,the English navy defeated the powerful Spanish Armada , and other advancement were made.Jake Bumgardner. Paraphrase: Queen Elizabeth a was powerful women who ruled England during the Elizabethan Era, or the Golden Age. During her rule she accomplished many things such as the flourish of writing.
Shakespeare in the Elizabethan Era Quote: "Shakespeare’s genius would have found expression at any time, but both he and drama benefited from economic, social, political, and cultural conditions of the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean periods." Rosenblum, Joseph.Paraphrase: Shakespeare's writings and plays came at the right time it was needed. If he would have made his works before or later in life then he wouldn't have succeeded as much as he did.
Theater Quote: "Sometimes playwrights influence the shape and form of a theater, but more often existing theaters seem to influence the shape and form of plays. It is important that we understand Shakespeare's theater because it influenced how he wrote his plays. Shakespeare took the theater of his time, and he used it brilliantly."by G. Kylene Beers Paraphrase: In Elizabethan Time, playwrights would be influenced by theaters, and that would effect their plays. But a few times theaters would be made from the influence of playwrights.
Writing in Shakespeare's Life Quote: "William attended grammar school where he studied Latin Grammar,Latin literature, and rhetoric ( the uses of languages). As far as we know he had no further formal education."by G. Kylene Beers Paraphrase: The only thing we know about Shakespeare's education is that he didn't have a lot. Although he didn't have much of an education he became one of the most successful playwrights during the Elizabethan Era.
Writing in Shakespeare's Life Quote: "William attended grammar school where he studied Latin Grammar,Latin literature, and rhetoric ( the uses of languages). As far as we know he had no further formal education." by G. Kylene Beers. Paraphrase: The only thing we know about Shakespeare's education is that he didn't have a lot. Although he didn't have much of an education he became one of the most successful playwrights during the Elizabethan Era.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare And His Theater: A Perfect Match.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 778-80.

---. “William Shakespeare’s Life A Genius FRom Stratford.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 776-77.

“Elizabethan Age.” World Book Advanced, Jake Bumgardner, 30 Nov. 2016, Bumgardner, Jake. “Elizabethan Age.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

“Elizabethan Drama.” Gale Virtual Reference Library, “Elizabethan Drama.” Elizabethan World Reference Library, edited by Sonia G. Benson and Jennifer York Stock, vol. 1: Almanac, UXL, 2007, pp. 163-179. Gale Virtual Reference Library, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GVRL&sw=w&u=tmulvusd&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CCX2587000020&it=r&asid=36fcb4f0f8f8f5b1a612a24b7d9db96b. Accessed 8 Dec. 2016.

“How to Write about Shakespeare: An Overview.” Bloom’s Literature, Gleed, Paul. “How to Write about Shakespeare: An Overview.” Bloom, Harold, ed. Bloom’s How to Write about Shakespeare’s Comedies. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2011. Bloom’s Literature, Facts On File, Inc. www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&WID=103800&SID=5&iPin=HTWASC003&SingleRecord=True.

Jones, Jill Tedford. “The Delight of Words: The Elizabethan Sonneteers and American Country Lyricists.” SIRS Issues Researcher, Copyright © Popular Press. Winter 2000, 6 Dec. 2016, Jones, Jill Tedford. “The Delight of Words: The Elizabethan Sonneteers and....” Popular Music and Society. Winter 2000: n.p. SIRS Renaissance. Web. 06 Dec. 2016.

“Shakespeare’s Professional Career.” Salem Online, Rosenblum, Joseph. “Shakespeare’s Professional Career.” Magill’s Literary Annual 1993. Ed. Frank N. Magill. Hackensack: Salem, 1993. n. pag. Salem Online. Web. 06 Dec. 2016.

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